Mosaic Tetracycline Resistance Genes Are Widespread in Human and Animal Fecal Samples

Andrea J. Patterson, Marco T. Rincon, Harry James Flint, Karen Patricia Scott

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Mosaic tetracycline resistance genes comprising tet(O), tet(W), and tet(32) sequences were abundant in DNA extracted from pig and human fecal samples, accounting for 78% (50/64) and 46% (37/80) of genes amplified with a tet(O) primer set, respectively, in two samples. The nonmosaic tet(32) gene was isolated from a human saliva bacterium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1115-1118
Number of pages4
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007


  • megasphaera-elsdenii strains
  • butyrivibrio-fibrisolvens
  • TET(W)
  • nomenclature
  • sequences
  • bacteria
  • swine
  • gut

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